Nigerian Air Force bombardments have killed about 18 Boko Haram/ISWAP commanders between January and March 2020, an independent source, HumAngle, exclusively reported.
According to the report, fatalities have hit hard on the leadership of the insurgents, extending beyond casualties from airstrikes in the past few months.
“Further exclusive information on fatalities within the leadership cadres of the insurgents obtained by HumAngle points to further 25 leaders losing their lives between October 2019 and March 2020.
“The 25 fatalities, according to the records, they died from either injury sustained in combat or other grave medical conditions.
“ISWAP particularly, following a sustained period of internal feuds, has lost 13 additional prime leaders between January and March 2020.
“These are leaders who were executed by their associates for falling out of political favour,” the report claimed.
HumAngle further obtained exclusively that ISWAP has been hit hard by an explosion of defections in the past three months.
According to the records obtained by HumAngle, no less than 400 members and leaders of the two major insurgency groups have voted with their feet.
However, the Nigerian Air Force officials are yet to comment on the figures this report claimed.